Broward Oral Surgery Associates
Dentist, Oral Surgeon, bone graft
Extraction of a tooth causes resorption of the supporting bone. Bone resorption causes a 40-60% decrease in bone width during the first three years following extraction. Bone resorption occurs at the expense of the outer plate of bone reducing the width of bone. Then overtime the height of bone is reduced. This becomes critical for anterior implants where ideal esthetics, phonetics and function is desired. In the upper jaw following extraction the sinus floor begins to expand further decreasing the available bone to place implants in the posterior maxilla. In the lower jaw the mandibular nerve runs in the bone limiting the length of the implant placed.
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